Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Orlando Business Leader Supports Huffington Post Article on Philanthropic Benefits for Seniors
Orlando-based business leader and area developer, Richard Zahn, gives his support to a new article from The Huffington Post featuring the benefits that the elderly gains from volunteer work. The...more



HUD Replenishes Grants for the Local Homeless
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces that nearly $7 million in grants would replenish the funding needed by housing programs, organizations and initiatives through its Continuum of Care...more

Aon Foundation Bags Three Oil & Gas Magazine Awards
Aon, the leading global provider of risk management, earns three Oil & Gas Awards for its philanthropic programs and innovative efforts. As Aon is dedicated to advancing education in the oil and...more

Vans Jumps Into Giving Program to Support the Arts in Schools
Vans, the popular shoes manufacturer that promotes youth culture, has initiated Custom Culture, a giving program that supports the arts in schools -- benefiting kids and bringing awareness to the...more

Modern Philanthropy Analysis: Vague Definition, History and Flaws
Glenn Ashton, writer for AllAfrica.com, provides an in-depth analysis about philanthropy, its definitions, and flaws, and how the super-rich perceive the needs of ordinary people or the poor. He...more

Volunteerism as Free Career Building
Brazen Life, a lifestyle blog for young professionals, brings four ways on how to look good professionally by doing some voluntary work. Contributed by Betsy Mikel, a dedicated volunteer herself,...more

Digital Media: The New Platform of Philanthropy
Since the conception of digital media, the way how philanthropy works has been evolving. According to the Digital Giving Review, some 30 percent of charitable contributions is being made through...more

Paralympic Games Maker and Alumna Named \
Emily Yates, 22, a Queen Mary University of London alumna, Paralympic Games Maker and face of a national volunteering campaign, has been honored as 'Young Social Entrepreneur' of the...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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